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What are the suburbs like to the northwest of Chicago?

Northwest Chicago suburbs have an appeal of their own, as many of them boast nice homes, good-sized lawns and great rental opportunities. Cities such as Park Ridge, Lake Zurich and Long Grove are all popular places to live. Apartments in northwest Chicago suburbs come in a wide range of forms, from small studios to entire homes, depending on what your needs are in a rental.

The community of Lake Zurich, with a lake of the same name at its center, offers a recreational lifestyle that is outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago. Long Grove is a historic town that is known for its shopping and charm. Both of these cities are just a short drive from Chicago, but you will feel as though you are a world away if you live there.

Park Ridge is an upscale community that has a mixed-use downtown area that includes stores, restaurants and the Pickwick Theater—a favorite in the area. Just a few minutes from O’Hare International Airport, this town is a good one for frequent travelers. It also offers good proximity to the train, which will take you right into the heart of downtown Chicago.

Category: Chicago Metro, City Guides